Daegu Metropolitan City Intangible Cultural Property No.6 Yeongje Shijo


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Daegu Metropolitan City Intangible Cultural Property No.6 Yeongje Shijo +

Classification Intangible Cultural Property
Designated date 1990.5.15
location Dalseo-gu, Daegugwangyeok-si
Shijochang refers to singing a song with the lyrics of Sijo poem (Korean traditional poetry), also known as Sijo song, Sijeol dan song, and Danga. The oldest record is a poem written by Sin Gwang-su, a scholar of the reign of King Yeongjo (1724-1776), in which Yi Se-chun added a rhythm to the poem. In the "Yu Yeji" and "Gura Cheolsageumjabo" published during the reign of King Sunjo (r. 1800-1834), Sijo's sheet music first appears. After that, due to the influence of the song, the composition of the sijo music was distributed and divided into local characteristics.

Yeongje Shijo is a poem-making instrument centered on Gyeongsang-do. Pyeongsi and private sijo are the most frequent, and the unique accent of Gyeongsang-do is strongly represented, giving a vigorous and grand feel. Because they play a temporary instrument with a long or knee rhythm without an instrument, five beats are reduced in the beginning, middle, and end rhythm. The scale is composed of three-symmetric tones (a sad and mournful tone) and five-syllable tones (a clear and vigorous tone).

Yeongje Sijo was a poem that was cherished even in the royal court because it was so musical that the proverb "Yeongnam Sijo is good" came out from the word "Yeongnam Sijo is good." However, it was designated as an intangible cultural asset and protected it as it was only preserved in its reputation compared to other local Sijochang.


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